Detected port scanning attack?

Discussion in 'ESET Smart Security' started by cypherprops, Feb 10, 2012.

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  1. cypherprops

    cypherprops Registered Member

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    Im using eset smart security 5 and im getting this message "Detected port scanning attack" from "183.83.144.217:4546" "183.82.241.151:18452"

    how to neutralize it?

    Regards
     
  2. King Grub

    King Grub Registered Member

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    You are neutralizing it, by having ESET blocking it. It's a random IP range scan by some bot looking for vulnerable computers. Since you are protected behind a firewall, which is doing its job and blocking it, you don't have to worry at all. These port scans are supremely common and you are most likely not personally targetted; you just happen to be in the IP range currently attacked. It doesnt affect you at all.

    Get a router if you want these types of scans to never reach your computer at all.

    If I checked my firewall logs over the years for these type of scan messages and added them up, it'd fill a book.
     
  3. cypherprops

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    Thanks alot sir :)
     
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